Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Self-imposed Exile

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Well, obviously it’s been few and far between for the Burn.  It was an intentional decision.  I figured that I’d step outside of it all for a while, especially during the election.  Sometimes it’s best to stop, look around and maybe re-evaluate your point of reference.

Given that it’s “the season” I just wanted chime back in with an uplifting story.  The Texans’ wide receiver Andre Johnson is a class act.  Check out what he’s done for these kids.  And in case you missed the details, I’ll tell you that it said that in the short time they had, each of the kids picked out stuff not just for themselves but for others as well.  Here’s to the good old spirit of giving…


The Man(ning)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Farewell for now, Peyton Manning.  I am no sports guru, but in my opinion you’re the greatest QB ever.  There’s so much more to you than stats, but those alone put you right up at the top.  The other stuff puts you far beyond the others.  For those who can’t see beyond the stats, there’s no use explaining.

You’re one of the few athletes that just blow the rest away.  There’s no reason you should not be NFL man-o-the-year 2011 even though you never played a game.  Look at the results without you.  There’s no denying it, it’s obvious what your absence resulted in.

We may never know if it was your choice to leave, you don’t seem the type to spill the beans to the public.  Yeah, it’s a complicated situation.  Loyalty, camaraderie, the bottom line, reputations, egos, goals, contracts… possibly much more.  My only thought is, I hope it was your choice and not theirs.  But I’ve seen fools and their ways.  We all know how corporations are nowadays.

We’ll all see you soon in whatever capacity it may be.  It’s just a guess but I think you’ll be as cool and down to earth as ever in whatever gig you choose.  Not a fan of the Vols.   Not a fan of the Colts.  But always a fan of the Man.

Wrong Again

Friday, November 13th, 2009

So it turns out it looks like I was wrong again.  I thought LeBron James would turn out to be just another whiny punk princess like Bryant.  Getting into the big time too early tends to do that to people.  It will be a real classy act if you are able to follow through and get your number changed to #6 instead of #23 and succeed in getting the number retired from the NBA completely.  I can’t say it any better than you did:

“He’s the best basketball player we’ve ever seen. Mike does it on the court and off the court. If you see 23, you think about Michael Jordan. You see guys flying through the air, you think about Michael Jordan. You see game-winning shots, you think about Michael Jordan. You see fly kicks, you think about Michael Jordan. He did so much, it has to be recognized, and not just by putting him in the Hall of Fame.”

All apologies, Mr. James.

Commanding Respect

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall:

You are two amazing Americans.  You will not get the news coverage that you deserve, but your accomplishments certainly will not go unnoticed.  Thanks for showing the world what we are still capable of.